Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Kistler K-Beam® single axis, sensitive accelerometer delivers value for money
The new, competitively priced Type 8315 single axis accelerometer from Kistler Instruments (www.kistler.com) is especially suited to low frequency applications, including automobile ride quality, wind tunnel investigations and aerospace testing where structural vibration and dynamics are used to assess performance, reliability and integrity parameters.
Other R&D applications include human motion studies, robotics and platform motion control systems.
The Type 8315 K-Beam® capacitive MEMS accelerometer is ideal for use in R&D and OEM applications where precision, reliability and durability are demanded. Six measuring ranges from ±2 g to ± 200 g are available with a frequency response of 0 to 1kHz (0-250Hz for 2g), enclosed in a choice of hard anodised aluminium or welded titanium housings. The sensor design is optimized for low frequency applications common to Aviation/Aerospace, Automotive, Civil Engineering Structure, Seismic and other R&D studies. A temperature output is provided for use where external temperature compensation of the output signal is required.
Wide supply voltage range, 5 to 50 VDC and 6,000 gpk shock rating combined with the availability of a temperature output and integrated signal conditioning make the Type 8315 exceptionally versatile. A choice of adhesive, threaded stud and magnetic mounting bases and connection options facilitate installation.
Established in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1957, the Kistler Group now has a worldwide presence with 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring prompt, local application support and short delivery times. With a staff of more than 1050, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation with a turnover of 210 million Swiss Francs (GBP 145M) in the 2010 financial year.
Kistler's core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force and acceleration. Kistler's know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analysing physical processes, controlling and optimising industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation.
Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.
Heavy investment in research and development, 15% of staff worldwide are engaged in research and development, has generated a number of innovations using piezoelectric, piezoresistive and capacitive techniques to provide solutions to numerous force, pressure and acceleration measuring problems. These innovations include the world's first commercial quartz sensor, two-wire constant current technology to integrate sensors with microelectronic circuitry, high-temperature pressure sensors for use up to 400 Deg C and three-component force measuring sensors.
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